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Sexual Assault

I was raped my freshman year at Baylor University. With my life turned upside down, the efforts of the religious community were fruitless. Instead, the Good Samaritans in my life, many of them gay or bisexual, modeled Christ’s love. […] Read More

We who were abused by leaders in the church continue to live. Our hearts still beat a tattered pulse. The horror of abuse is followed by a lifetime of adapting, but you can transcend the trauma. […] Read More

The staggering level of sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention reminds us of this truth: Not until we realize the powerful way religion can hurt people can we understand the powerful way it can heal people. […] Read More

Sexual abuse decimates its victims and shatters their families. Those ripples extend out into a family’s community. How a community responds has enormous impact on the ultimate health of that child, let alone their family. […] Read More

When it comes to sexual assault in our churches, too many Southern Baptist leaders claim they want to find a middle ground. There isn’t one. We must always stand with the victims. […] Read More

The Parable of The Pack

Beware the Pack. For the Pack’s survival, the whole is to be protected at all costs, and collateral damage is an unfortunate byproduct. Step outside the tribe and retribution is swift and cruel. […] Read More

Being married to someone who survived sexual abuse as a child won’t be easy at times. You’ll learn what triggers post-traumatic stress for them. Here are 9 ways you can help your partner. […] Read More

Local churches and people of faith must actively support sexual assault victims and provide safe spaces for those who have yet to share their stories. These 3 things need to be part of your church culture for that to happen. […] Read More

Far too many stories of sexual assault and abuse have happened among our faith communities. Our churches must be safe havens, where we believe victims and where people know how to respond to them with compassion and helpful steps. […] Read More

The biblical account of David and Bathsheba offers insights to the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. No leader is blameless, yet hope remains that our leaders could still guide our nation. […] Read More